Dr. Indira Amla, former Head, Paediatrics Departments of both JSS Medical College & Mysore Medical College and former Dean, Faculty of Medicine Mysore University, has been selected as one of the Top 100 Health Professionals by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, for her services in the field of Developmental Paediatrics and Child Health. She has been awarded a citation and silver medal.

A distinguished doctor, Dr. Amla has worked as Chief Resident in St. Luke's Hospital, New York, USA; St.Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Western General Hospital, Edinburg; WHO Fellow at Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, USA; Children's Hospital, Mysore, etc.

Dr. Amla is not only credited with reporting the first case of Phenylketonuria in India, but also with the research on treatment of Kwashiorkor and malnutrition in collaboration with CFTRI, Aflatoxin and child sexual abuse etc.

Bestowed with the First International Decade for Women Award in 1975 and International Year Award in 2008 by the Guild of Women Achievers, Dr. Amla has also received Millennium Year 2000 Awards for Paediatrics.

Dr. Amla is the Founder of Krupanidhi Institute of Mother & Child, Gokulam in city and the Karnataka Branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore